Sunday, December 15, 2013

Featured Listing: A Lighthouse


Dreamed of living in a lighthouse?  Here it is, an actual, still working lighthouse.  the Detroit News gives us this week's Featured Listing, which was delayed because of illness.  Yes, thank you, I feel much better now.

The U.S. Government actually takes care of the ship-warning light part, but you are the one who can go up in the tower and look at the ships who won't crash on shore because of your property.  Own a piece of history.

The residence itself is relatively updated, with clean white decor throughout the house.  However, it was built in 1866 and will need a high level of maintenance.

The property itself is actually the lighthouse tower and the attached keeper's residence. It is for sale for $999.600.  It has 3 bedrooms and 1.5 baths.  2400 square feet.  I don't believe the tower is included in these measurements.
Honestly, this kitchen did not wow us...




...until we saw the double ovens.  

The property is in Port Sanilac, Michigan, which is normally out of our scope of coverage, but we're talking about lighthouses here.  Incidentally, Port Sanilac is on Lake Huron and at the lower end of the thumb area of Michigan.

Here are some more photos.  I am not linking to the listing frim's website because, frankly, their website is confusing.  Zillow is much easier for this listing.



81 S Lake St, Port Sanilac, MI 48469
Original lighthouse light lens, still saving ships from crashing after 150 years.  The government keeps it cleaned for you.

81 S Lake St, Port Sanilac, MI 48469
Big shock: Lots of stairs to get to the top of the lighthouse tower.

81 S Lake St, Port Sanilac, MI 48469
Some of the ivy may need trimming.


Links:
http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Port-Sanilac-MI/2110121583_zpid/6578_rid/days_sort/43.517062,-82.426987,43.373487,-82.682762_rect/11_zm/1_fr/

http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20131215/METRO06/312150011/A-beacon-Lake-Huron-lighthouse-can-yours-1M?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE